Beechview Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Not to be confused with Beechwood Boulevard.
Beechview Avenue
Neighborhood Beechview
Origin of name Neighborhood of Beechview
Seventh Avenue (1903–1908)
Origin of name Sequential numbering from west side of West Liberty Plan No. 2

This street was laid out as Seventh Avenue in 1903 by the Beechwood Improvement Company.[1][2] It was renamed Beechview Avenue by a Beechview borough ordinance in 1908.[3][4]

Beechview Borough was established in 1905[5] and annexed to the City of Pittsburgh in 1909.[6] It is said to have been named for the many beech trees growing there.[7][8] It seems likely that the name was at least partly influenced by the Beechwood Improvement Company, the developer. This company's earlier developments were in the East End near Beechwood Boulevard,[9][10][11][12][13] which was likely the source of its name.

See also


  1. "West Liberty plan of lots № 2: Located in Union T'w'p and West Liberty Borough, Allegheny Co. Pa. as laid out by the Beechwood Improvement Co. L'td, Pittsburg, Pa." Laid out 1903; recorded June 30, 1903, Plan Book 20, pp. 116–117. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 6096846. [view source]west-liberty-plan-2
  2. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 15. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1905.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1905
  3. "An ordinance providing for the re-naming and fixing the names of the streets and avenues in the Borough of Beechview." Beechview borough ordinance, 1908, no. 34. Passed Apr. 28, 1908; approved May 1, 1908. In Ordinance Book, Beechview Boro, vol. 1, p. 129, 1905–1908 ( [view source]ordinance-1908-34
  4. Atlas of Greater Pittsburgh, plate 29. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1910.; 1910 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1910
  5. Mark A. Connelly. "Beechview Borough 1905 Creation." Local Geohistory Project. [view source]lgeo-beechview-creation
  6. Mark A. Connelly. "Beechview Borough–Pittsburgh City 1909 Merger." Local Geohistory Project. [view source]lgeo-beechview-annexation
  7. Audrey Iacone, Anna Loney, Nate Marini, and Robert Thomas. Beechview, p. 7. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2005, ISBN 978-0-7385-3788-7. LCCN 2004117973. [view source]iacone-loney-marini-thomas
  8. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 35. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  9. "The Beechwood Improvement Co's. Lt'd. plan of Kedron: 21st Ward Pittsburg Pa." Laid out Oct. 1898; recorded Nov. 3, 1898, Plan Book 17, pp. 12–15. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3781388. [view source]kedron-plan
  10. "The Beechwood Improvement Co's. Ltd. Kishon plan of lots: 23rd Ward Pittsburgh Pa." Laid out Nov. 1898; recorded Nov. 18, 1898, Plan Book 17, pp. 18–21. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3781392. [view source]kishon-plan
  11. "The Beechwood Improvement Co's Ltd. Kishon plan of lots no. 2: 23rd Ward, Pittsburg." Recorded Nov. 18, 1898, Plan Book 16, p. 167. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3781391. [view source]kishon-plan-2
  12. "Beechwood Boulevard plan of lots: Laid out for the Beechwood Improvement Co. Ltd.: 23rd Ward Pittsburg Pa." Laid out Apr. 1900; recorded June 5, 1901, Plan Book 18, pp. 184–185. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3781715. [view source]beechwood-blvd-plan
  13. "Squirrel Hill plan of lots: Laid out by the Beechwood Improvement Co. Ltd.: 22nd Ward Pittsburg Pa." Laid out Aug. 1901; recorded July 3, 1902, Plan Book 19, pp. 166–167. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3781883. [view source]squirrel-hill-plan